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2004 Staff Picks


Best 3-D Motion Ride - Race for Atlantis
Best All-Around Performer - Clint Holmes
Best Amusement Ride - X-Scream (Stratosphere)
Best Antique Store - Red Rooster Antique Mall
Best Appetizers - Grape Street
Best Architecture - The Venetian
Best Arizona Getaway - Grand Canyon
Best Art Gallery - Wynn Collection
Best Bagels - Harrie's Bagelmania
Best Bakery - Granello Bakery & Cafe
Best Bar Food - Steiner's Pub
Best Bar for Romance - Ghostbar (Palms)
Best BBQ - Memphis Championship Barbecue
Best Bargain Show - Honky Tonk Angels
Best Basketball Court - Desert Breeze Park
Best Bingo - Sam's Town
Best Blackjack - Las Vegas Club
Best Bookstore - The Reading Room
Best Bowling Alley - Gold Coast
Best California Getaway - Calistoga
Best Cheap Eats - Wildfire Casino
Best Chinese Restaurant - Pearl Wok Chinese Express
Best Coffee Shop - Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
Best Coffee/Cappuccino - Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Best Comedian - Brett Butler
Best Comedy Club - Comedy Stop
Best Concert - Liz Phar
Best Concert Venue - House of Blues 
Best Day Spa - Canyon Ranch Spa Club
Best Deli - Bagel Cafe
Best Desert Landscaping - LV Valley Water District Thomas A. Campbell Resevoir
Best Desserts - 5 & Diner
Best Diner/Coffee Shop - The Cracked Egg
Best Donuts - Windmill Doughnuts
Best Downtown Hotel - Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
Best Electronics Store - Circuit City
Best Entertainment Venue - Mandalay Bay Beach
Best Ethnic Market - 99 Ranch Market
Best Family Amusement Center - Circus, Circus
Best Family Attraction - Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden
Best Family Restaurant - Buca Di Beppo
Best Fitness Center - Clubsport Green Valley
Best Football Contest - Hard Rock Hotel
Best French Restaurant - Bonjour Casual French Restaurant
Best Gardening Store - Nevada Water Gardens
Best Gay/Alternative Bar - Gipsy
Best Gentlemen's Club - Club Paradise
Best Gift Shop - Liberace Museum
Best Golf Course - Dragonridge Country Club
Best Gourmet Restaurant - Pamplemousse Restaurant
Best Gourmet Shop - Whole Foods
Best Hamburgers - Schoops Hamburgers
Best Horse Riding Stable - Sandy Valley Ranch
Best Hot Dogs - Hot Dog Heaven
Best Hotel Arcade - Circus Circus
Best Hotel Lobby - Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas
Best Hotel Pool - Green Valley Ranch
Best Hotel Restrooms - New York New York
Best Hotel Spa - Four Seasons
Best Hotel Asian Restaurant - Asia
Best Hotel Brunch - Sterling Brunch
Best Hotel Buffet - Le Village Buffets
Best Hotel Gourmet Restaurant - Bradley Ogden
Best Hotel Italian Restaurant - Terrazza
Best Hotel Landscaping - Flamingo
Best Hotel Live Animal Attraction - Shark Reef
Best Hotel Mexican Restaurant - Taqueria Canonita
Best Hotel Other Attraction - Eiffel Tower
Best Hotel Seafood Restaurant - Aqua
Best Hotel Shopping - Desert Passage
Best Hotel Shrimp Cocktail - Boardwalk
Best Hotel Steakhouse - Gallagher's
Best Ice Cream/Yogurt - Danielle's Chocolates and Ice Cream
Best Indian Restaurant - India Oven
Best Italian Restaurant - Ventano Italian & Oyster Bar
Best Japanese Restaurant - Cafe Wasabi
Best Keno - Bellagio
Best Landmark - Siegfried & Roy Statue
Best Late Night Dining - Jazzed Cafe & Vinoteca
Best Late Night Food Special - Plaza Diner
Best Library Branch - Clark County Library
Best Liquor or Wine Store - Cost Plus World Market
Best Live Music Club - The Boston
Best Local Sport Event - Lakers Exhibition Games
Best Local Sports Team - Las Vegas Wranglers
Best Local's Hotel - The Orleans
Best Lounge - Tabu (MGM)
Best Lounge Performer - Richard Cheese
Best Lunch Deal - Broadway Pizzeria
Best Magician - David Copperfield
Best Mall - Las Vegas Premium Outlets
Best Mexican Restaurant - Lindo Michoacan
Best Microbrewery - Big Dog's Hospitality Group
Best Middle Eastern Restaurant - Hedary's Mediterranean Restaurant
Best Movie Rental Store - Hollywood Video
Best Movie Theater - Century Suncoast 16
Best Museum - Liberace Museum
Best Nevada Getaway - Great Basin National Park
Best New Hotel Restaurant - Seablue (MGM)
Best New Restaurant - Icehouse Lounge
Best New Slot Theme - Saturday Night Live
Best Nightclub - Risque
Best Non-Hotel Architecture - LV Academy of International Studies
Best Other Ethnic Restaurant - Eliseevsky
Best Outdoor Sign - Tam O'Shanter Motel
Best Outlet Store - Kenneth Cole
Best Park - Las Vegas City Park
Best Patio Dining - Marche Bacchus
Best Pawn Shop - Pioneer Loan & Jewelry
Best Paying Slots - The Palms
Best Picnic Spot - Valley of Fire State Park
Best Pizza - Brooklyn Boys Pizza
Best Place for a Power Lunch - Chicago Joe's
Best Place for Breakfast - Omelet House
Best Place to Buy Video Games - Game Crazy
Best Place to Dance - Hush Lounge
Best Place to Get a Tattoo - Pussykat Tattoo Parlor
Best Place to Go if You Are Under 21 - Starbucks
Best Place to Go on a Budget - Forum Shoppes at Caesars
Best place to Go When Price is No Object - Forum Shops at Caesars
Best Place to Hike - Valley of Fire State Park
Best Place to People Watch - Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
Best Place to Ride a Bike - Boulder City
Best Place to Roller Blade - Mountain Ridge Park
Best Place to Shoot Pool - MIckey's Cues & Brews
Best Place to Shop When Price is No Object - Hermes
Best Place to Ski or Snowboard - Big Bear Mountain Ski Resort
Best Place to Spot Celebrities - Palms Casino Resort
Best Place to Spot Wildlife - Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Best Place to Swim - Henderson Multigenerational Center Aquatic Complex
Best Place to Take Visitors - Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Best Place to View the City - Frenchman Mountain
Best Place to Walk or Job - Pueblo Park
Best Place to Get a Pet - Las Vegas Valley Humane Society
Best Poker Room - Luxor
Best Production Show - Blue Man Group
Best Public Art - Warsaw Ghetto Rememberance Garden
Best Record Store - Big B's CD's & Records
Best Restaurant to Impress a Date - Piero's Italian Cuisine & New England Fish Market
Best Romantic Restaurant - The Melting Pot
Best Salads - Sammy's Woodfired Pizza
Best Seafood Restaurant - Hush Puppy
Best Show Choreography - Mamma Mia
Best Showgirls - Skintight
Best Singer - Celine Dion
Best Singles Bar - Kona Grill
Best Slot Club - Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
Best Softball Field - Arroyo Grande Sports Complex
Best Soul Food Restaurant - M&M Soul Food
Best Soup - Omelet House
Best Souvenir - Siegfried & Roy Calendar
Best Sports Book - Imperial Palace
Best Steakhouse - Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
Best Strip Hotel - New York New York
Best Sub Sandwich - Amy's Deli & Pizzeria
Best Sushi - Blue Wave Seafood Restaurant
Best Swap Meet - Broadacres Swapmeet
Best Tacos - Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
Best Tennis Courts - Bob Baskin Park
Best Thai Restaurant - King & I
Best Thrift Shop - Goodwill
Best Tobacco Store - Cigarettes Cheaper
Best Tropical Drinks - Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill
Best Undiscovered Restaurant - Red Apple Grill
Best Use of Las Vegas in Movies or TV - Las Vegas
Best Used Book Store - Dead Poets Books
Best Utah Getaway - Cedar City
Best Valet Parking - Mandalay Bay
Best Vegetarian Food - Paymon's Mediterranean Café & Lounge
Best Video Poker - The Palms
Best Visitor Photo Opportunity - "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" Sign
Best Wedding Chapel - Little White Wedding Chapel
Best Wine Selection - Andre's French Restaurant

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